January 3, 2017
Today we welcome two new members to the Portland City Council – Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly. They bring new energy and new priorities, and we’re excited to work with them. And last week we thanked Charlie Hales and Steve Novick for their many years of public service.
This morning, Mayor Wheeler announced his bureau assignments. We are grateful for his vote of confidence in the leadership teams at our public utilities, and excited to continue our work with Environmental Services and the Water Bureau in 2017. We are midstream on an ambitious agenda, and appreciate the opportunity to partner with Mayor Wheeler and the Council on the next pieces.
We have also been asked to continue as Council liaison to the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Venture Portland, and Elders in Action. And we have a new liaison responsibility: the Portland Rose Festival Foundation. These organizations represent the best of Portland, and we're honored to serve as their partners.
As we enter the new year, Portland faces many challenges. We look forward to working with the new Mayor and our Council colleagues to address those challenges and to make Portland a better place for all.